§ Mr. DAY
asked the President of the Board of Education the number of cases in which plans have been approved by his Department for the erection of new elementary and secondary schools for the years 1928 and 1929; and the figures during the same period of classes in elementary schools which have had more than 50 children on the registers and the number of free places in secondary schools?
§ Sir C. TREVELYAN
The numbers are as follow:
Plans for new schools approved:
Year ended 31st March, 1928: Elementary 147 Secondary 14 Year ended 31st March, 1929: Elementary 166 Secondary 9
Classes in elementary schools with more than 50 children on the registers:
31st March, 1928 16,686 31st March, 1929 10,883 Free places in secondary schools: 1st October, 1928 157,330 1st October, 1929 164,287